Flying is going to be enabled in Draenor! However, there's a twist!
The topic of flight in Draenor has been a long standing debate all over the Battle.net World of Warcraft forums. Senior Game Designer Ion Hazzikostas confirmed that flying in Draenor will be possible in patch 6.2, however there is a little twist to this.
Upcoming Changes to PTR
There will be a new PTR build pushed shortly that will introduce a new meta-achievement called Draenor Pathfinder. To earn this achievement, you will need to master the outdoor environment of Draenor. There are a few requirements to get Draenor Pathfinder:
- Explore Draenor Zones
- Collect 100 treasures
- Completing Draenor Loremaster
- Completing Securing Draenor
- Raising three Tanaan Jungle reputations to Revered
This achievement will award a rylak mount, Soaring Skyterror, one of the native beasts of Draenor's skies. However, players will remain ground-bound until a small follow-up patch (6.2.x), when all players who have earned Draenor Pathfinder on at least one character will unlock the ability to fly in Draenor on all level 90+ characters.
Ion Hazzikostas goes on to say:
"We believe this strikes the right balance between ensuring ground-based content lives up to its full potential, while providing players who've already fully experienced Draenor's outdoor world extra freedom to "break the rules." This also provides a general blueprint going forward for content to come. Players will explore new and undiscovered lands from the ground, and then once they've fully mastered those environments -- a notion that continues to evolve with each new expansion -- they can take to the skies and experience the world from a new vantage point."
Hope to see you all in and above Draenor soon!